We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for any sign of good news in regards to an update to Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.1, coming to the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There’s undoubtedly going to be some form of a wait still ahead for Verizon Nexus users, but with the release of Jelly Bean compatible binaries (drivers) last night, we know the process is moving forward swiftly.
Originally removed from the AOSP due to a lack of binary support, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was shuffled back into the AOSP fold shortly after Google I/O. Last night’s release of Verizon Galaxy Nexus compatible binaries for Jelly Bean build JRO03H (the same build that WiFi only Xooms are running) is a good sign that an update is on its way.
Of course Verizon still has to tweak and test Jelly Bean until they feel it’s ready to run on consumer devices, and that could take as long as they feel is necessary, but we know that from a development standpoint, the update is ready for the next phase.
Along with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, just about all other Nexus devices have seen binary updates. Unfortunately, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is still being left out.
As much as we wish we had some kind of time frame for when an official update to Android 4.1.1 will hit the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, we still have no idea. Just know that it is on the way.